Car Crashes into Phone Pole, Catches Fire

By Ari Mason
|  Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013  |  Updated 4:23 PM EDT
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Car Crashes into Phone Pole, Catches Fire

Kathleen Douglass

A car crashed into a phone pole on Parker Farms Road in Wallingford Monday evening, going up in flames and sending two occupants to the hospital. Police say charges are pending.

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Police are investigating a Wallingford crash that resulted in a car fire and split a telephone pole in half Monday night.

Wallingford police responded to the area of Parker Farms Road and Mohawk Drive around 7:45 p.m. after Cheshire police called for help in searching for a blue Mitsubishi Outlander. Police said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed.

The car in question was discovered on its side outside a Parker Farms home. It had burst into flames and sliced through a telephone pole, causing power outages in the area, authorities said.

Driver David Balek, 35, of Waterbury, and a 25-year-old female passenger were transported to Yale New Haven Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Charges are pending, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wallingford police at 203-294-2800.

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